A narrow gauge steam train awaits departure at the 1895 depot in Cripple Creak, CO.
One of Cripple Creek's black steam engines, the #3, holds at the depot awaiting a departure for daily passenger trains.
Cripple Creek's blue steam engine #2 holds at the depot awaiting a departure for daily passenger trains.
Cripple Creek's blue steam engine #2 meets the #3 engine as they pass each other for passenger steam trips.
Cripple Creek & Victor Porter No. 2 whistle for a crossing on the outskirts of Cripple Creek, taking tourists for a ride through the "World's Greatest Gold Camp."
Cripple Creek & Victor Porter No. 3 whistles for a crossing on the outskirts of Cripple Creek, taking tourists for a ride through the "World's Greatest Gold Camp."
Cripple Creek & Victor locomotives 2 and 3 are being fired up on Sunday morning in preparation for tourist trips.
CCV No. 2 started life in 1948 as a 0-4-0T built by Henschel & Sohn for Hanseatische Kieswerke, a German quarry company. It arrived in Cripple Creek in 1970, and has been modified - "Americanized... (more)
In the late afternoon, CC&V engineer bank the fires of their locomotives by filling the fireboxes full of coal, which will fester and simmer overnight. The next morning, there will be enough pres... (more)
Coal smoke rolls skyward as CC&V retraces the old Midland Terminal grade on its way out of Cripple Creek.
"Montezuma," CC&V No. 2, steams through a rock cut near Cripple Creek on the return trip from Anaconda. No. 2 is a German-built 0-4-0 that was originally a tank engine.
CC&V Porter No. 3 and Henschel No. 2 simmer at Cripple Creek following a long day out on the line. The CC&V may not be "traditional" Colorado narrow gauge, but it is a very colorful and... (more)
CC&V Porter No. 3 steams upgrade out of Poverty Gulch, not far from the place where gold was first discovered at Cripple Creek.
Storms are rolling into Cripple Creek as Porter No. 3 heads towards town. No. 3 has been in service on the CC&V since 1967; it was acquired from the Mexican mining company Cia. Metalurgica Mexica... (more)